+ Open Calls For Public Consultation
+ Open Calls For Development Group Members
+ AS 7639 Track Structure and Support Update
+ AS 7642 Turnouts and Special Trackworks Update
+ Reminder: Rail Safety Conference 2022 Abstracts Due 17 December
+ RISSB Membership Reaches 135
+ Infrastructure Standing Committee Appointments
+ ATSB Reports
The Development Group has finished a review of all the feedback received during public consultation, with a number of changes made to improve the content. With the validation of the Standard completed, the Standard will be publicly available in January 2022.
AS 7642 Turnouts and Special Trackworks Update
This publication has entered the public consultation phase, and the Development Group will meet this month to review the comments received and consider recommendations submitted through the validation phase. This Standard is on target to
be published in January 2022.
EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Reminder: Rail Safety Conference Abstracts Due 17 December
Submit an abstract addressing our 2022 Rail Safety Conference theme 'Safety Climate and Climate Safety’ for your chance to showcase your thought leadership to an international audience.
Your submission should:
* Be constructed on evidence-based research, case studies and/or industry or organisational best practice
* Provide clear actionable and practical solutions, processes or information
* Showcase innovative or unique practices, knowledge or methodologies
* Not have been shown extensively at conferences or online events.
For more information about the conference, including ticket prices and conference topics, visit this page.
Submit an abstract using the online submission form which can be found here.
Abstracts due Friday, 17 December 2021.
RISSB Membership Reaches 135
It may be nearly the end of the year, but it's not the end of RISSB membership growth in 2021. This week we welcomed our 135th member to RISSB and in doing so, smashed another membership record.
A warm welcome to all our new members including Acmena.
Acmena specialises in developing high-integrity, human-centred systems for safety critical industries. Through its highly experienced, multi-discipline team, Acmena offers a uniquely integrated approach, supported by a combination of systems engineering, human factors, safety assurance and engineering management services.
RISSB’s Standing Committees are established to discuss significant industry issues and to assist in the development of Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and Guidelines. The Infrastructure Standing Committee (ISC) plays a significant role providing industry oversight and technical representation over a critical portfolio of work on rail infrastructure.
At its most recent
meeting, the ISC appointed Bruce Makin (Senior Rollingstock Interface & Technical Engineer, Arc Infrastructure) as the Chair.
RISSB would like to thank John Paff for his contribution as Chair this past year, and his continued support of the work undertaken by the ISC.
The ISC also appointed Chris Rykiert (Acting Manager Standards, ARTC) as Deputy Chair.
Bruce and Chris will continue the effort overseeing a critical portfolio of work.
This week, the ATSB released a final report into a SPAD involving a pair of passenger trains at Southern Cross.